Reporter April 8 2016
Apr. 8, 2016—An estimated 5 billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — do not have access to surgery because of a lack of facilities, money and trained surgeons and anesthesiologists.
Apr. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging faculty and staff to answer this question: If you became incapable of making health care decisions for yourself because of injury or illness, would your family or health care provider know your wishes for health care?
Apr. 7, 2016—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been selected to serve on a Blue Ribbon Panel that will inform the scientific direction and goals at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Apr. 7, 2016—It’s been known for some time that the immune system can produce antibodies capable of “neutralizing” HIV, and stopping the AIDS-causing virus dead in its tracks.
Apr. 7, 2016—Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Psychiatry, administrative director for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and CEO of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), has accepted the position of president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore.
Apr. 7, 2016—Even though Tennessee has laws and policies in place to protect young athletes from sports-related fatalities, more diligence is needed to abide by them, said Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH.
Apr. 7, 2016—Philip Low, Ph.D., director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 14.
Apr. 7, 2016—Paul Moore, M.D., has lived two places in his life: Nashville and Boston. He credits experiences and people in both cities for helping shape him into the physician, pulmonary specialist (and sports fan) that he is today.
Apr. 7, 2016—The number of black students applying to medical schools across the country is decreasing. Of particular concern is the reduced number of black males going into medicine. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine wants to change that trend.
Apr. 7, 2016—The symptoms of head and neck cancer can be subtle, so to help catch the disease in its earliest stages the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer free head and neck screenings Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.